Q: Q: Car squeaking when driving.

asked by on

The car squeaks when in motion, but it's not from the brakes. When the car is jostled, the sound comes from the rear. The car also vibrates when I come to a stop, starting from the front of the car and moving back. I've taken it to a local shop, but they are no help.

Hello. I know squeaking nosies can be annoying, and if it is coming from the rear of your vehicle it is typically from one of the suspension bushings or the rear shocks. The most common is the bushings. What I would do is inspect the rubber bushings on the rear suspension arms and if any of them are cracking or coming apart they need to be replaced. If the shocks have any oily residue on them then they need to be replaced. As for the shaking when coming to a stop it is typically caused by warped rotors. If the rotors are warped then anytime you hit the brakes those high and low spots in the rotors will cause this. The rotors can be removed and put on a brake lathe to see if they are warped. It may be a good idea to enlist the help of a certified mechanic that has the experience to do this, like one from YourMechanic.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Car squeaking when driving.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Code p1633

This may be cased by a number of things, however the code p1633 indicates the engine control unit (ECU) may be faulty. The battery light generally suggests that you may have a charging system issue which is usually caused by...

Q: car shakes when put on brakes. is that rosters or pads? gonna need to get it fixed regardless

Vibration and/or shaking on application of the brakes is often due to faulty rotors (warped, or irregularly worn). If the rotors are replaced, of course the brake pads will have to be replaced as well. The recommended services to request...

Q: Q: how do i fix it

Any number of components can cause a stalling issue. It can be as simple as a vacuum leak, to as severe as an engine control unit or more. If there is a vacuum leak caused by a broken intake hose,...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...